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Professor Steven Spier named new Kingston University Vice-Chancellor

Posted Wednesday 24 May 2017

Professor Steven Spier named new Kingston University Vice-Chancellor

Professor Steven Spier has been appointed Vice-Chancellor of Kingston University.

Board Chair David Edmonds said Professor Spier, who had been Acting Vice-Chancellor since October last year, was a highly accomplished academic, with an extensive knowledge of the University and the challenges of securing its future in an increasingly competitive higher education environment....


Kingston University performing arts students captivate audiences at Rose Theatre with annual end of year festival

Posted Tuesday 23 May 2017

Kingston University performing arts students captivate audiences at Rose Theatre with annual end of year festival

Kingston University performing arts students studying dance, drama, film and music have taken over the Rose Theatre Kingston to showcase their talents at the annual end of year festival.

From cabaret and comedy to street dancing and acoustic sets, Kingston Onstage features an eclectic range of work created and performed by students studying both undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses....


Borough leaders mark start of construction on Kingston University's landmark Town House building

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Borough leaders mark start of construction on Kingston University's landmark Town House building

A ceremony has been held at Kingston University to mark the beginning of construction work for the University's new flagship building, Town House.

Around 40 people – including University staff, a number of local councillors and representatives from construction company Willmott Dixon – congregated at the University's Penrhyn Road campus. They were there to catch a glimpse of the diggers, trenches and piles of earth that represented the start of work on the landmark building....


Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

Posted Monday 22 May 2017

Kingston University student's research into fiction habits and personality types reveals reading may make us kinder

A Kingston University postgraduate research student has produced a study that examines the effects of reading and watching television on social behaviour - concluding that literature lovers have the edge over their remote control-loving counterparts when it comes to being nicer people.

Rose Turner's study, under the supervision of Dr Fatima Felisberti, featured 123 adults of various ages participating in an anonymous online survey. They were asked to select their preferences for books, television and plays, alongside being tested on their interpersonal skills, which included how much they considered others' feelings and their desire to help those around them. The results revealed that readers had greater awareness and empathy for other people's feelings, while those who preferred watching television came across as less friendly and less understanding of others' views....


Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Posted Friday 19 May 2017

Kingston University's heat acclimation lab helps top British runner race to success at 2017 Marathon des Sables

Kingston University has helped British army officer and ultra runner Tom Evans to achieve medal success in the 32nd Marathon de Sables which took place recently. The annual 250km footrace sees those taking part run a total of six marathons over six days across the sands of the Sahara Desert, enduring temperatures of up to 50°C.

The University provided heat acclimation support for Tom and 19 other athletes training to compete in this year's race. Tom – until recently a relative unknown on the ultra-marathon circuit – came in third overall in a very strong field, making him the highest placed British runner in the race's history.Exercise physiology technician Chris Howe from the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing gave expert guidance to athletes during March and April in the University's specialised environmental chamber at the Penrhyn Road campus. The heat acclimation lab is in high demand in the run up to the Marathon des Sables as it replicates the conditions in the Sahara. The facilities are also used for practical work and research by students on several of the Faculty's courses; including the sport science degree which recently retained its place as the highest ranked in London and 10th in the country in the Guardian newspaper's 2018 University rankings....


Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music

Posted Thursday 18 May 2017

Kingston University researcher investigates how artificial intelligence can help composers create new music

Could artificial intelligence (AI) be part of the future of music creation? Kingston University experts are taking a leading role in new research exploring how machines and humans can work together to compose music.

Investigating how the latest technology could be used as a creative partner by musicians, researchers from Kingston University and Queen Mary University of London have been training a cutting-edge computer system to produce new compositions based on what it has learned about a particular type of music....


Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Kingston University picks up three NEON Awards recognising success in opening up higher education to all

Kingston University has won the NEON University of the Year Award for the second year running and has also triumphed in two other award categories. The NEON (National Education Opportunities Network) Awards recognise commitment to increasing access to higher education for everyone – but in particular for under-represented individuals and groups.

The University won the Widening Access Initiative Award (Retention and Success) for its student engagement programme and was highly commended for its inclusive curriculum work – for which it recently won The Guardian University Award for Teaching Excellence....


Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Posted Tuesday 16 May 2017

Guardian University Guide names Kingston University a top institution for fashion, journalism and publishing in latest rankings

Kingston University has been rated among the best institutions in the United Kingdom for fashion, journalism and publishing in this year's Guardian University Guide. There were also top 10 placings for its art, design and sport science courses in the national newspaper's 2018 listings.

For the second year in a row, the University's internationally acclaimed fashion programme came second overall in the fashion and textiles category, making Kingston University the highest-ranked institution in the country specialising in fashion specifically....


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